Tummy Tuck Procedure in Brooklyn, NY
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is used to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen, helping to flatten and shape the abdominal wall. Dr. Robert Vitolo specializes in a tummy tuck procedure for his patients in Brooklyn, NY. Ideal candidates for abdominoplasty are individuals in good physical condition who would like to remove excess fat or loose skin, which has proven difficult to remove through diet and exercise alone. Frequently, the stretched out abdominal muscles are tightened during the procedure, narrowing the waist and flattening the abdomen. After extreme weight loss or multiple pregnancies, stomach muscles can become distended. A tummy tuck procedure performed by Dr. Vitolo in Brooklyn, will tighten weak muscles, while removing excess skin and fat to flatten the abdomen.
Tummy tuck surgery takes approximately two to three hours and is performed with general anesthesia in Dr. Vitolo’s Brooklyn office. In this procedure, an incision is made across the lower abdomen, just below the bikini line. A second incision is made around the navel so that it will be correctly positioned after the excess abdominal tissue has been removed. Through the lower abdominal incision, Dr. Vitolo separates skin and fat from the abdominal wall, removing the excess fatty tissue and skin. If the abdominal muscles are stretched, they are tightened.
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Patients may return home the same day after their tummy tuck surgery and are seen the day after for check up at one of our offices. Abdominoplasty recovery time is usually two weeks. With a balanced diet and regular exercise, results are long-lasting.
Abdominoplasty leaves an indefinite scar stretching between the hips, although it is low enough for most bikinis to conceal it. This scar is noticeable for several months after surgery, but within several months the scar lightens and become less noticeable. While tummy tuck can be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy, female candidates in Brooklyn for a tummy tuck should be aware that the results from this procedure may diminish if they become pregnant again.
To learn more about tummy procedure in Brooklyn, NY, please contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Vitolo and his staff look forward to meeting you and discussing your goals.